Jesus’ statement that he has come to bring division shows an important element of real love, that it requires fortitude to do what is hard. This understanding saves us from weak and sentimental imitations of the fire of God’s love.
Confidence that God’s desire is to give us eternal life frees us from fear and enables us to live with a love that make more sense of the world around us.
The parable of the rich fool.
Lessons from the life of Daniel
Martha’s feelings point to a simple and important spiritual rule for the Christian life.
The command to love our neighbour leads us to the heart of our faith in Christ.
Jesus sends out the Seventy, giving us a picture of the Church’s mission.
Is Jesus the most important person or thing in our lives? These verse show four things that often subtly take his place.
Jesus casts the legion of demons out of the Gerasene man. Jesus’ power and love is displayed and demonic tactics are uncovered.
There is a fundamental difference between the work of the Spirit upon people in power before Jesus and the Spirit living in Christians since Pentecost.